Environmental Health and Safety Leader

Heartwell Renewables
Hastings, Nebraska
Feb 01, 2024
Feb 18, 2024
Position Type
Manager / Leader
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Be a part of an industry and company that is growing! Heartwell Renewables manufactures and distribute renewable diesel fuel - from the hole in the ground to the hole in your fuel tank, we have you covered.

What is renewable diesel? Renewable diesel is a one-for-one replacement for traditional diesel fuel. It is made from feedstocks such as animal fats, used cooking oils and vegetable oils. Renewable diesel is chemically identical to petroleum diesel, non-aromatic, Sulphur free and has a higher cetane value. Also significant benefits in environmental performance, due to its reduced carbon intensity and emissions.

With the need to find new green ways to power the future, there's never been a better time to tout the benefits of renewable solutions. Renewable fuels, help clean up the environment by reducing toxic emissions, and strengthen our number one industry-agriculture-by creating demand for the crops and livestock our farm families grow. Renewable diesel represents an additional opportunity to use locally sourced corn oils, soybean oils, and animal fats to produce clean fuels for our nation's energy supply.


The Environmental, Health and Safety Leader is a subject matter authority who assists in leading the environmental health and safety agenda for a high complex facility together with the plant manager. In this role, you will lead the execution and continuous improvement of the environmental, health and safety and process safety management system at complex facilities consisting of highly regulated processes and activities or low to medium program maturity with elevated risk of serious injuries and fatalities, serious environmental events, severe process safety events or legal matters.


Support the plant manager in leading the external reputation and facilitate the community and governmental interaction and prepare required reports, requests for information and inquiry responses and facilitate governmental inspections, customer visits and company audits.

Identify contractor support and talent needs and oversee onsite contractor activity and understand local risks applicable to contractor and external service providers, implement, monitor and evaluate approved processes to control local environmental, health and safety risks with contractors.

Develop suitable training content and delivery models in line with global, regional and legal requirements, conduct gap assessment to identify competence needs, adjust curriculum to reflect site specific demand and organize and provide appropriate training.

Understand, implement and execute environmental, health and safety controls and programs and work processes such as risk identification and assessment, emergency action planning and incident management, agency inspections and audit and internal inspections to ensure they work as intended.

Partner with plant manager and project leaders and the regional organization to promote and drive a strong environmental, health and safety culture in the facility team by building a mindset where a continuous improvement mentality is viewed as essential to success.

Participate as a member of the site leadership team and consult on planning, issue and incident response and operational environment, health and safety and process safety compliance, understanding systems, integrated processes, regulatory issues and workforce conditions.

Ensure strong alignment of environment, health and safety goals, metrics and targets with plant vision and targets and govern site performance targets together with plant manager.

Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.

Other duties as assigned


Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience

Minimum of four years of related work experience


Basic business acumen and the ability to partner and communicate effectively with business counterparts

Working knowledge of food safety industry practices and standards

Strong scientific and mathematical knowledge

Vegetable Oil refining

Oil & Gas experience

Confirmed ability to deliver processes effectively to optimize business resources

Experienced in Renewable Diesel, Steam reformation, Hydro processing and or a PSM regulated facility

Heartwell is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.